GCN Member News | July 25

July 25, 2013
| by Editor |

Our bi-weekly round-up includes member news from organizations including, Kate's ClubCDC FoundationChattahoochee Riverkeeper, and The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia.

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the National Park Service joined together for the 3rd Annual Sweep the Hooch, where 553 volunteers removed 3.7 tons of throughout the 48-mile stretch of river through the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Additional cleanups were held at two sites at Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Coweta County downstream of Atlanta.

Kate’s Club was the recipient of a $25,000 Grief Reach grant from The New York Life Foundation.  New York Life has donated over $75,000 to Kate’s Club in the past 3 years. Kate’s Club was one of 22 bereavement providers that received New York Life Foundation funding as part of a national effort to help expand grief support services to diverse and disadvantaged youth in local areas across the country. 

Belinda Stubblefield is the new executive director of Year Up Atlanta. She previously had her own business working with Paradies-Atlanta LLC at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Laura Angel was promoted to associate vice president for advancement for the CDC Foundation. She was previously senior advancement officer.

Literacy Action welcomes five new board members: Jennifer Bennecke of Jenson Strategic Partners; Brian Lay of Ernst & Young; Brandon Marzo of Troutman Sanders, LLP; Kara Miller of Walmart; and Lesley Solomon of Alston & Bird, LLP.

The Georgia Council for the Arts, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, has announced nearly $900,000 in grants to 66 arts and cultural organizations across the state. Grants were based on criteria such as community impact, artistic excellence and organizational stability. GCN member organizations who were recipients of project grants, include: BURNAWAY and Full Radius Dance. GCN member organizations who were recipients of partner grants, include: Atlanta Ballet, Inc., Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Aurora Theatre, Inc., Clarkston Community Center, Inc., Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Inc., Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, Joel Chandler Harris Association/The Wren's Nest, Moving in the Spirit, Savannah Philharmonic Corporation, Theatrical Outfit and True Colors Theatre Company.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Georgia received a donation in the amount of $44,000 from The Kroger Co. as a beneficiary of Kroger's "Bringing Hope to the Table" campaign. "Bringing Hope to the Table" offered Kroger customers and associates the opportunity to provide cash and food donations to agencies serving the poor, by purchasing specific food items in support of Feeding America. The goal of SVdP's Food Recovery and Distribution Program is to increase the ability of at-risk household’s access to nutritional food, providing stability as they work towards self-sufficiency.

Woodland’s Garden of Decatur is in the process of initiating Phase II of the garden’s development.  They have retained TSW, an Atlanta-based planning, architecture and landscape architecture firm, to create and implement the plans.  The first steps have begun, which include soliciting Board and visitor input.

Casey Bruce is a Communications Coordinator at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. 

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